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Deutsche Bank, Kroger Slip into Monday’s 52-Week Low Club

September 26, 2016: Here are four stocks trading with relatively heavy volume among 21 equities making new 52-week lows in Monday's session. NYSE decliners led advancers by nearly 2.5 to ...
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Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Sink DJIA Monday

September 26, 2016: Markets opened lower again Monday and only the recently added real-estate sector traded higher on the day. Crude oil prices were up on hopes for an agreement ...
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Williams Names 2 New Board Members, Activist Investor Meister Drops Proxy Fight

Williams Companies Inc. (NYSE: WMB) on Monday announced the appointments of two new members to the company's board of directors. That makes a total of five new directors on the ...
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new house construction

New Home Sales Drop Nearly 8% in August

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Monday morning that sales of new homes in August slipped to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of ...
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credit cards

The Fastest Way to Pay Off $10,000 in Credit Card Debt

Stuff happens. And sometimes it happens at a time when it is impossible to pay cash for it. So you whip out that rectangular piece of plastic and use it ...
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How Does Credit Score Influence Mortgage Rates?

Over the past 12 months the mortgage interest rate has bounced between 3.34% and 4.11%. If you are shopping for a new home, you are very likely also shopping for ...
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Union OKs GM Canada Contract, Fiat Chrysler Next Up

Just a week ago the Canadian division of General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) reached a tentative four-year contract agreement with the country's autoworkers union, Unifor. Union members voted on and ...
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IPO

IPO Market Rolls On After Best Week of 2016

There were 8, yes, 8, completed initial public offerings (IPOs) last week, and every one of them posted a first-day pop and all finished the week with a positive return. ...
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Retirement Fund

How Social Security Benefits Are Incorrectly Explained and What to Do About It

Two recent reports have looked in depth at the workings of the Social Security Administration (SSA). Both have found -- unsurprisingly -- that SSA has some problems, and these problems ...
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Marijuana News Roundup: A Haiku for California Pot Vote

Voters in the state of California will get a chance to express their opinions on 17 ballot propositions come November 8. The Secretary of State's official voter guide is 224 ...
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for sale

How to Avoid Getting Sued When Selling Your Home

Selling your house can be stressful, especially if you want to sell it quickly. You may even be tempted not to reveal certain things about the house that may slow ...
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Starbucks Pune

11 Starbucks Drinks Under 100 Calories

One thing you can say with certainty about Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX) is that it has expanded your vocabulary of Italian words. Is there anyone left in the United States ...
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fracking

Why Crude Prices Could Stay Low Regardless of Rig Counts

In the week ended September 23, the number of rigs drilling for oil in the United States totaled 418, up by two compared with the prior week and down from a ...
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Jeep Wrangler

10 Cars You Should Always Buy New

When many, maybe even most, Americans go shopping for a new car, a significant question is how much the monthly payment on that car is going to be. With the ...
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cannabis plants

Marijuana Price Slips 1.3% to $1,612 per Pound

For the week ended Friday, September 23, the spot price index for a pound of cannabis decreased 1.3% from $1,633 in the prior week to $1,612. According to the analysts ...
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